Innovative Technology for Tube Picking and Selection
30 Mar 2022
The Mohawk tube selector and picker from Ziath employs a linear rack reader and 96 pins that allow a frozen or thawed sample tube to be raised when a rack is scanned according to a pick list.
The innovative technology avoids the need for slow and expensive robotics – scanning a rack, selecting, and picking tubes in seconds.
Mohawk needs no set up or calibration and is controlled through software which provides an intuitive interface for fast and effortless operation. Tubes are picked from a single rack, or users can create a picklist to select tubes across multiple racks. Pick list operations are normally started from reading the 1D code on a rack, but manual selection is also possible.
For extra sample tracking and security, the instrument can be connected directly to a 2D-barcode scanner for tube confirmation. In this mode it is also possible to generate picklists directly from the tube barcodes. For further traceability, a 1D-scanner for reading the rack barcode is included as standard.